More than 2,500 double vaccinated over 50s have died from COVID-19 in the past month in England, new data shows.
In a report published by the UK Health Security Agency analysis revealed 2,683 double vaccinated over 50s have died within 28 days of positive COVID test in the last four weeks.
Some 511 unvaccinated people died in the last four weeks of COVID-19.
The figures reflect the fact that the vast majority in this age group has had at least two COVID vaccines.
Death rates among the unvaccinated are significantly higher.
For people aged over 80, the unvaccinated have a death rate of 125.4 per 100,000 compared to the vaccinated 54.9 per 100,000 in the past four weeks.
For 70-79 the gap is even wider, with the unvaccinated death rate at 103.8 per 100,000 compared to 16.2 for the vaccinated.
In the younger age groups, one death has been reported in the 18-29 double vaccinated age group.
Although practically all of the older generations are now double jabbed, the government has been ramping up the rollout of the booster vaccines to the most vulnerable to provide them with even greater protection. (Editor: What protection???)
Almost 11 million third doses have now been handed out across the UK, with 340,000 carried out on Wednesday.
The government has pinned its hope on the third boosters to avoid ever entering 'Plan B' semi-lockdown in England.
Plan B would see the work from home request return as well as mandatory masks in public places.